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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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M&A Strategies for Small Hospitals

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, December 18, 2012

The creativity surrounding deals among hospitals and health systems is expanding rapidly. The contention that a smaller entity is necessarily at a disadvantage in negotiations with a bigger system is outdated.

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Healthcare Workers Don't Always Practice What They Preach

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 18, 2012

A study finds such little variation in health practices between healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers, that one of its authors concludes, "healthcare workers are no better than anybody else," in most cases.

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CFOs' Top 3 Lessons of 2012

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, December 17, 2012

A year's worth of research, interviews, and discussions with chief financial officers of hospitals and health systems yields lessons about the impact of healthcare reform on physician payments, sustainable cuts, and new paths toward growth.

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Advanced Practitioners Key to Expanding Primary Care

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, December 17, 2012

With estimates of physician shortages climbing, primary care is where the healthcare jobs are. "It's really a seller's market for physician assistants right now," says the medical director of an urgent care center.

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Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

By: December 3, 2012

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Regulatory Strategies—From Medicare to Meaningful Use

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, December 17, 2012

More than 80 percent of U.S. healthcare executives acknowledge they are not prepared to make the leap from fee-based payment to shared-risk payment. The new Intelligence Report "Regulatory Strategies: From Medicare to Meaningful Use," found that 36 percent of healthcare leaders are "not prepared at all" for the move to shared-risk payment mechanism that will be central to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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